Cate Blanchett is unlikely to sign on to one of Quentin Tarantino’s movies in the near future after the US director said her “arty” movies had no staying power.
In an interview with New York magazine, the outspoken director of Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs bagged out the Australian actress’s film choices.
“Half of these Cate Blanchett movies, they’re all just like these arty things,” he said.
“I’m not saying they’re bad movies, but I don’t think most of them have a shelf life.”
Blanchett has offered no public response to the comments.
Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight is tipped to receive an Oscar nomination this year, as is Blanchett for her role in new film Carol.
In the film the Aussie actor, who has already won two Oscars, plays a married woman in 1950s New York, who risks everything for an affair with a shop assistant played by Rooney Mara.
Tarantino has also won two Oscars for Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained.
The Hateful Eight is a western in which bounty hunters try to find shelter during a blizzard but get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception, according to IMBD.
Tarantino has long been an advocate of more action-packed, blockbuster films.
For example, this line from his 1993 film True Romance, made no secret of the fact he doesn’t like to watch more subdued, emotional-based productions.
“You know most movies that win a lot of Oscars, I can’t stand. Sophie’s Choice, Ordinary People, Kramer vs Kramer, Gandhi. All that stuff is safe, generic coffee-table dog sh*t. Like that Merchant-Ivory claptrap. All those a**holes make are unwatchable films from unreadable books.”